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NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
stevens gets seriously heated. chris stevens gets seriously heated. details next. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. debate day in america. vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of voters like biden, 44% like ryan. the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of voters say ryan will come out on top while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc news's tracie potts joins us. >>> the pressure is definitely on vice president biden to turn things around. he's got the experience on the debate stage to do so, but as you saw in those numbers, it looks like the public is betting more on paul ryan. ryan took a bit of an excursion yesterday while he was practicing in florida saying that the vice president will probably come at me like a cannonball but that the obama record, as ryan put it, is his akil lee's heel. he's in kentucky, ryan is, after debate prep in florida and georgia. he's
FOX News
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
assassination of christopher stevens develop in a major scandal for president obama? evidence is mounting that the white house was not forth coming about the murder. we will have the inside story. >> your polling agency is convinced that florida, north carolina and virginia are going to go for romney? >> that's right. >> bill: major polling agency pulling out of some key swing states, saying president obama is certain to lose there. does karl rove believe that? he will be here. >> that line were crossed by iran and they were very close, you wouldn't oppose military action to stop their nuclear program? >> i wouldn't oppose military action. but the question is where the line is. >> bill: ben affleck has a new movie about iran causing controversy. he will visit as well. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. will libya become a major scandal fort obama administration? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today a house committee held hearings on the giant screwup that occurred immediately after our amb
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, gets seriously heated. details next. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. breaking news this morning out of the middle east p.. a yemeni security official that worked at the u.s. embassy was shot and killed in sanaa today. a u.s. official believed to be in his 50s was reportedly on his way to work when he was gunned down in a motorcycle attack. an editor at "the yemen post" in sanaa tells nbc news the ambush had all the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts is joining us from washington with a
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
hearing over the benghazi terror attack that led to four deaths including u.s. ambassador chris stevens gets seriously heated. details next. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> debate day in america. vice president joe biden and paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pugh center, 39% of registered voters view biden favorably. that's compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top. 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts has a preview of tonight's debate. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the pressure is on vice president biden to try to turn things around after the presidential debate last week. he has the experience on the debate stage to do so. but as you saw in the numbers, it looks like the public is betting more on paul ryan. ryan took a bit of an exertion yesterday while he was practicing in florida saying that the
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
let us know. >>> the u.s. named an interim successor to chris stevens. the state department announced topin -- top diplomat lawrence pope will take the position, a 31 year foreign officer, speaks arabic and retired in 2,000. he will stay in the position until a permanent position is found. three other americans and stevens died in that ambush. >>> u.s. officials are condemning the shooting of a 49- year-old pakistani -- 14-year- old pakistani girl shot twit by taliban militants this week. they're outraged over the attack. it happened on tuesday as act have visto activists milala usee was on the way home from school. the unknown gunman asked for her by name and shot her in the head and neck. an advocate for girls education, writes a blog for the bbc under the life, the tale ban. >>> all eyes are on the nationals. not literally, but we're watching as they get closer to the world series. and here's more from outside of baltimore park. >> and this is's must win to stay alive k. they force it tonight? this is underway going into the bottom of the 7th and tied at one. the fans here have got
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed by terrorists on the anniversary of september 11. sharyl attkisson reports a house committee opened a hearing on the attack today. >> reporter: the state department's eric nordstrom was the lead security official in libya and says he told his headquarters that getting adequate security was the hardest part of his dangerous job. >> it's not the hardships, not the gunfire, not the threats; it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. and i added it by saying, "for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building." >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11 attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department "we need this," and the answer kept coming back as? >> "you've got to do with less." for what reasons, i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. tonight, new revelations about the terrorists, the ferocity of their attack and new questions about whether life-saving security was denied. abc's jake tapper has details. >> reporter: that horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials in libya today condemning their superiors for denying their requests for more security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was, "you're asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at the u.s. embassy in libya, today recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for more security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and republican. on my honor, no. n
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this is just over four hours. >> the committee will come to order. would you please take your seats? perhaps most appropriately today and the oversight committee mission statement reads "we exist to secure two fundamental principles. first, that americans have a right to know that the money washington takes from them is well spent. second, americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. our duty on the oversight and government reform committee is to protect these rights. solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers, because taxpayers have a right to know what they get from their government. so it's our job to work tirelessly in partnership with citizen watchdogs, delivered the facts to the american people, and bring genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy." this is the mission of the government oversight and reform committee. on september 11, 2012, careful you are brave americans serving their country were murdered by terrorists in benghazi, libya. tyrone would spent two decades as a
FOX News
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
that occurred immediately after our ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, was asassed on september 11. many bieve tba nitinily re has tritt ay t violence might have been generated by an anti-muslim tape. we now know ambassador stevens, foreign service officer sean smith, former navy seal and two others were killed innn rrtac e athaen, tel damage president obama's reelection chances. let's take it step by step in a methodical way. on septembe12, president obama reacted to the murder of ambassador stevens by first discusng the amuap >> r aff t grth rio biefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. >> bill: the next day, secretary of state hillary clintonmade a public steme aga phinhee. hetetaoven had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and msage. iccomeo gi tan g bk t ve bni of our nation. >> bill: notice no mention of the possibility that terrorists attacked us in libya. on september 14, white house spokesman jay carney stepped up withhilaon sut ias preplanned attack. the unrest we
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
stevens's bunker, they started the fire, unable to see or breathe through heavy smoke, the ambassador and one bodyguard tried to get out through a bathroom window. the agent got out, then lost stevens in the thick, black smoke, his body turned up later. they identified him only hours >>> i had not seen such an attack, nor in my diplomatic time >> reporter: today, the white house acknowledges mistakes. >> there is no question when four american personnel are killed in an attack on the diplomatic security, that the facility was not adequate >> reporter: mitt romney mentioned a conversation with glenn doherty, one of the former navy s.e.a.l.s killed in the attack. >> i met some wonderful people, one a former navy s.e.a.l. >> reporter: later, the campaign said he wouldn't mention it again. glen doherty's mother said he shouldn't make that a part of the political agenda. tonight, they accused them of misleading, and demanded straight answers, the white house is trying to find answers with both the state department and the review board, now both investigating what went wrong. >>
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, and i'll have the update coming up. >>> the death of bay area native ambassador chris stevens is sparking a clash on capitol hill. even before testimony began, democrats accuse republicans of cutting security budgets to the state department, and withholding documents and witnesses. committee chairman darrell issa accused the state department of ignoring pleas from its diplomats in libya to increase security in the months before the attack which killed ambassador stevens and three others. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> saying you had the correct number and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> the state department says its security staff was appropriate for the threat level at the time, but that the attack on the benghazi consulate was, quote, unprecedented. >>> the chevron refinery in richmond crippled by a fire in august will keep its
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
chris stevens. senior state department officials insist they'd rejected requests for increased security based on intelligence they had at the time. but a former security officer suggested politics played a role saying officials didn't want libya to seem more unstable. >>> investigators warning abut a security breach at northwest florida state college. hackers managed to steal 300,000 record from the school's computer system including social security numbers. those at risk, students. teachers, staff, retirees many reported issues with identity theft. >>> a plea deal reached in the case of a colorado student shot after she wandered into a house drunk. zoe ripple pled guilty to trespassing. if she stays out of trouble her record will be wiped clean. under the influence of a date rain drug when she walked into a couple's bedroom in the middle of the night. very strange story. >> yeah, a strange story. you were mentioning this is some what of a problem in colorado. >> police in this area say that many students i belief if i remember, this is, don't quote me on this, one or two a wee
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:30am EDT
bus driver's quick thinking helped prevent a tragedy. >> he collapsed behind the steel and steven tells us what happens -- wheel and steven tells us what happened next. >> reporter: it turned into a horrifying ride to school last friday. heading down the winding rural roads which lead to clarksburg school something suddenly happened to the bus driver. >> his head yeah sunk over. straight over. like you know -- he got knocked out. >> reporter: the bus then careened out of control. students on board recount how the driver though incapacitated managed to bring the bus to a stop just before slamming into a utility pole. the 17-year-old dustin was on board. >> i was shaking when i -- went up to him. and i picked up the bus radio and i told another student to call 911. >> actually one kid helping the bus driver off the bus. >> reporter: don watched from the front yard. he said it would have taken out the utility pole which he thinks could have led to tragedy. >> these are all electric. and right on the bus. >> reporter: as for dustin, he says he didn't do anything special. he just tried
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
details what happened that night. at 8:30, ambassador chris stevens went outside the compound to say good night to a visiting turkish diplomat. the streets were empty. but at 9:40 p.m., security agents in the operations center of the compound heard explosions and saw a large group of armed men entering the compound. stevens, sean smith and one security agent locked themselves in the safe area. they saw attackers hunting for them. pouring diesel and, setting the house on fire. the three americans went to a bathroom area where they tried to open a small window for air. but it was not enough. on the ground suffering from severe smoke inhalation they decided to flee. stevens and smith never made it out alive. diane sawyer asked the president about the white house's initial claims that the incident began with a protest against that anti-muslim video. >> as information came in, information was put out. the information may not have always been right the first time. look, look, diane, these are people i know. and if there is something to be fixed, it will get fixed. >> reporter: the commande
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
fingerprints of al qaeda. it is unclear about the incident that killed stevens. >>> coming up at 4:42 we will have a live report from bill. >>> chances for another bay bridge are still alive. well sends it here, the oakland a's will live another day. >> they rallied and beat them 4- 3 last night and as tradition, the fun loving aides congratulated the cocoa critp. >> maybe i never loved you. an amounts fans -- a's fans hope to cheer them to victory and way done, there it goes, angle pay again. smacked three home runs to win 8-3. out of the lincoln they truck out six hitters, it trust struck out this morning pacific time. i think people might be feeling sick this morning. >> i can feel it now. i better get home. >>> good morning everybody. let's go out and take a look at the commute. traffic is moving well on 80 westbound and 5 -- 580 is there and should be gone pie 5:00. also westbound -- gone by fiv knife. 43 -- 5:00. 437, let's go to steve. >>> for others it was a warm sunny day and we are looking at it and noticing those clouds look interesting. from the sierra valley, we gave s
Telemundo
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm PDT
las cosas que pasaron ahÍ. >>> cuando fue incendiada y donde muriÓ el embajador chris steven y otros funcionarios estadounidense este funcionario seÑalÓ habÍan pedido mÁs recursos para la seguridad que les fue negado. el gobierno rechaza ese argumento. la investigaciÓn ha tomado tintes polÍticos. >>> obviamente, aunque el tema principal de la campaÑa es la economÍa quÉ papel tiene estados unidos en la... internacionales. otros se preguntan si lo ocurrido en alivia afectara el legado de hillary clinton. la encargada del departamento de estado y sus operaciones alrededor del mundo. en washington, lori montenegro telemundo. >>> en new york, las autoridades dijeron que un hispano sospechoso de asesinar y cortarle las orejas a un tÉcnico de fÚtbol juvenil escapÓ a la ciudad de mÉxico. por el aeropuerto john f kennedy, el hombre identificado como orlando o rae de 32 aÑos, al parecer solo comprÓ un boleto de ida. habrÍa cometido el asesinato con un cuchillo el pasado fin de semana. despuÉs que discutiÓ por una mujer en un bar. se cree que matÓ a la vÍctima por error. >>>
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
turned down requests for security ahead of at take in libya that killed ambassador stevens and three americans. in a politically charged hearing they told a house committee based on what they knew at the time security was appropriate. a former security officer testified his concerns were ignored. >> it is dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and person them who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> that official acknowledged a few more armed americans might not have fended off the attack. republican lawmakers kret size the obama add strags for not doing enough to protect the benghazi compound. >>> new details about the man arrested at lax wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying weapons. abc news learned that he told detectives and the fbi, hey this is a game. however, the officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his checked baggage. and officials are still trying to figure out how he managed to fly from china to korea to japan and on to los angeles without being stopped by security. >>> a
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
death of ambassador stephens and -- stevens and others? to put that failure in context, after the first 9/11, the bush administration organized the full scale of invasion of afghanistan in just over three weeks. it's taken obama three weeks to send fbi agents to benghazi. so we're sending a signal of weakness and paralysis, and as we learned on september 11th 2001 and 2012, weakness is provocative. megyn: julie, pat smith's grief is real, but i don't want to make this all about her n. the same way brian terry's family grieves for him in the fast and furious operation, but that story's not entirely about him. it's about our government and its decisions and its honesty and transparency with the american people. and, you know, having witnessed those hearings yesterday, do you think that there are legitimate questions still out there about whether there was adequate security, whether they responded to the demands being made for more security on the ground at our consulate in benghazi and whether this administration has been transparent and open and truthful with us in the days since s
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
athat killed ambassador chris stevens and others. republicans charged the obama state department showed a lack of concern last summer after u.s. facilities in benghazi were attacked twice. zi >> i believe with more assets and resources just meeting the minimum standards we could have should have saved the life of ambassador stevens and the other people there. >> reporter: one of the witnesses agreed, lieutenant colonel wood. >> reporting from some libyans said it was worse. >> just five u.s. agents protected the main u.s. compound. staffers recommended more. >> there wasn't sufficient resources provided. >> that was one of the main reasons i asked for those resources, yes. >> back in washington charlene lamb said no. >> sir, we had the correct number of as pesets in benghazi the time for 9/11 for what was agreed upon. >> saying you had the correct number and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering because it take moments to breach that facility doesn't ring true. >> the state department says two u.s. compounds were hit that night. on
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 10:00pm EDT
quite a collection honoring the blockbuster from steven spielberg. >> e.t., phone home. , phon >> reporter: it's been 30 years since director steven spielberg took fans on a heartwarming journey with a homesick alien in e.t. >> this is the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen. >> reporter: also celebrating the anniversary is superfan nicholas joka who has amassed one of the largest e.t. memorabilia collections in the world. he says it all started with a simple toy given by his grandfather. >> it was this one right here, talking e.t. toy. it still sort of works. he passed away when i was a little bit -- like years after. i still feel a connection with him through e.t. >> reporter: now he has about 3,000 items. some are truly unique. >> the e.t. toothbrush is two different kinds. one has a picture of e.t. and then there's an actual motorized e.t. toothbrush. in 1982 they made an e.t. finger you put over your finger. that is a little weird looking. >> reporter: he can also name his wish list. >> is it a bunch of e.t. production stuff that -- it is a bunch of e. it. production stuf
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
out, the original explanation for the u.s. embassy in bengazi that killed chris stevens and others is false. it had nothing to do with a revolt from extremists opposing an antiislamic film. it was the result of a terrorist attack. now the truth is out, this committee is demanding answers. >> you are saying you got it wrong, it stayed wrong, you didn't know any better. is that right? >> reporter: the chairman and other members of the committee grilled ambassador kennedy and members of the state department. >> if any administration official, including any career official were on television on sunday, september 16, they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> reporter: the committee accused the administration of failing to provide adequate security at the embassy. the finger pointing is split down political lines. >> my goal is to try in some way to put this partisanship behind us and to focus on the security of personnel. >> reporter: mitt romney has used this to criticize obama. derek. >>> the washington nationals are on brink of elimination after an embarrassing loss. we're here
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
month, the embassy attack in libya that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. department officials say they rejected requests for increased security based on intelligence they had at the time. but a former officer complained his concerns were ignored. he suggested politics made a role, that didn't want to make libya seem more unstable. >>> tensions between turkey and syria have reached a dangerous level. yesterday, a passenger jet had to land on suspicion it had military cargo onboard. the plane was allowed to continue its journey. but turkey kept the cargo without saying exactly what was found. >>> there are details about the man arrested at l.a.x. wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying weapons. abc news has learned he told detectives and the fbi, quote, hey, this is a game. however, officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his bags. officials are trying to figure out how he managed to fly through three countries without being stopped. >>> the meningitis outbreak linked to can tom nated steroid injections is serious. but a mixu
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:00pm EDT
those ropes. >> that's crazy. did somebody jump onboard. >> yes, steven. >> they do? >> watch. >> no way! >> mitch buchanan! >> it's almost like he just walks -- it wasn't like he jumped. it wasn't like he grabbed it, pulled himself up. like, let me just walk onboard. >> that's awesome. >> incredible. >> i've never seen anything like that done. he wasn't scared at all. amazing driving on the part of the guy, captaining the rnli boat. >> ye-has! >>> it's a bold daytime robbery when this guy -- >> immediately walks over to this man in the white lab coat. points a gun at him. >> see the price of murder. next. >>> and this ain't your momma's baby stroller. this thing flies. >> i would take it for a spin, and -- a child. >> see why this guy is building the world's fastest baby carriage, on "right this when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon fios internet
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am PDT
tried to slow it down whip those ropes. >> that's crazy. did somebody jump onboard. >> yes, steven. >> they do? >> watch. >> no way! >> mitch buchanan! >> it's almost like he just walks -- it wasn't like he jumped. it wasn't like he grabbed it, pulled himself up. like, let me just walk onboard. >> that's awesome. >> incredible. >> i've never seen anything like that done. he wasn't scared at all. amazing driving on the part of the guy, captaining the rnli boat. >> ye-has! >>> it's a bold daytime robbery when this guy -- >> immediately walks over to this man in the white lab coat. points a gun at him. >> see the price of murder. next. >>> and this ain't your momma's baby stroller. this thing flies. >> i would take it for a spin, and -- a child. >> see why this guy is building the world's fastest baby carriage, on "right this min >>> a brazen robbery in cameo was caught on video. it's inside a chemist shop, also an impessa shop. a mobile money transfer facility pay attention to the man in the blue shirt talking to the man behind the counter in a lab coat. after a brief exchange he see
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
today who is running the campaigns. the strategy, the messaging, and the advertising was stevens. he is a nice guy. it has been misguided from the first day. if this is a referendum on president obama and the economy, there was a threshold level of comfort and trust that people had to have in the alternative. when the romney campaign decided to focus everything from as soon as they won the nomination on the economy without building him v upbuildingoters --, undecided voters knew nothing about mitt romney other than he was a rich businessman. they did not know if he was trustworthy. the romney campaign did not go ith testimonial ads in june to put the meat on the bone so he could reach the press hold level of comfort with voters. the obama campaign guns in. plant closings, layoffs, outsourcing, income tax returns. they take a baseball bat in beat romney's brains in in the six or seven swing states. that is why his numbers were upside down. why they did that i do not know. i have been asking that question since june. it was a huge miscalculation. the romney campaign family interven
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
stevens. the state department called the incident a, quote, orchestrated unprecedented terrorist attack. they said there was no indication it was coming. they also denied allegations of inadequate security levels at the compound. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility, somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> also heard from the formerred had of a 16-member u.s. military team in libya who said benghazi never had the forces needed to protect itself. >>> california senator dianne feinstein says that's obvious based on the amount of damage done in such a short amount of time. she spoke exclusively with cbs 5 reporter phil matier earlier today. >> clearly, the security wasn't adequate. they were able to blow the gate. there was not sufficient force to prevent that. they were able to launch rocket- propelled grenades into the facility. and six mortars, two of which didn't hit and four of which hit and d
KICU
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
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SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 12:30pm PDT
public and southern station, acting captain steven bomo concerning the southern district. >> i was waiting for the clock to come on so it is still off. so i will speak. i am not going to take two minutes any way. briefly, commissioners, good evening. i just want to make reference to the so-called electronic control weapons that i believe are the tasers. and while we are not calling them tasers, that the public is familiar with. and two, that you are going to have these actual community meetings and schedule will there be posted on buses or newspapers with the media or the people to actually see or will they be listed on the site because part of the problem is the public at large is that when they tis the certain events they put it on buses and put out 1400 posters and get a community to show up. in the past i have seen various police commission meetings where not that many people showed up because they did not know what was going on and i think that if you are going to put these out, properly, to either post them on the buses or in the newspapers, and two, the properly call them wh
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 10:00am EDT
terror attack that killed chris stevens and three other americans in libya. it was the subject of a heated hearing on capitol hill. >> this was never about a video, it was never spontaneous, this is terror. and i want to know why we were wlid lied to. >> on my honor, no, none, political pressure was applied to me in this case by anyone in the state department, at the national security council or at the white house. >> at a white house oversight committee hearing, republicans accused of obama administration of a cover up. the committee heard from two men who had previously protected ambassador stevens. they said their repeated requests for more security were turned down. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep what we had. we were not even allowed to keep what we had. >> it was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the after math of an incident. >> joining me is p.j. crowley. good morning. there's been a lot of talk about the number of security personnel, about physical barriers. how serious do you think the security problem was in benghazi? >>
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
consulate attack there killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens. lauren pope will serve as the senior envoy in libya, at least until a permanent one takes place. he's been retired for 12 years. he speaks arabic. he's a 31-year veteran of the foreign services. ambassador stevens was killed along with three other americans in the 9-11 assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and the news of ambassador's temporary replacement comes a day after house hearings into what intelligence and security failures may have led up to that attack. katherine herrage is live in washington. there is new fallout from the hearing, it's my understanding. >> that's right. the hearing a state department witnessed showing a map of the consulate during their opening statement, just over their shoulder. both of these were hit on 9-11, but fox news is told that the government oversite committee was instructed not to publicly discuss the annex and reports that the c.i.a. worked there, prompting this >> i believe it to be classified information that goes to sources and methods and should not be disseminated in a public
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
left four americans dead, including ambassador chris stevens. the episode has itself become politically carged with election day less than a month off. republican committee chair darrell issa opened with this salvo. >> today it is 30 days since the september 11th attack, more or less. it is a long time to wait if you're sitting in cairo, in algeria, in beirut, damascus, and you don't trust that the security measures you need have occurred. today, we begin the process of saying they must be able to trust because you must be able to assure them that you're doing your work differently than just a short time ago. >> reporter: last week, issa and utah congressman jason chaffetz wrote to secretary of state hillary clinton, alleging the department had denied requests for beefed-up security at benghazi. chaffetz expanded on the charge today. >> i believe, personally, with more assets, more resources, just meeting the minimum standards we could of and should of saved the life of ambassador stevens and the other people that were there. any reasonable person looking at the security sit
Current
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm PDT
killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. after the attack, the administration claimed the attack was a protest over an offensive youtube video gone bad. >> this is an response to a hateful and offensive video that was widely disseminated throughout the arab and muslim world. >> eliot: almost immediately that story ban to crumble and it changed day by day and it was confirmed there was never any protest and the attack was pre-planned today press secretary jay carney defended earlier statements tying the attack to the video. >> when asked what happened we gave our assessments based on the information we had at the time. >> eliot: a notion reiterated by ambassador patrick kennedy testifying today before the house oversight committee. >> no one in the administration has claimed to know all the answers. we've always made clear we're giving the best information that we have at the time and that information has evolved. for example, if any administration official, including any career official were on television on sunday, september 16th, they would have said what amb
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
. ambassador chris stevens and three others. listen to what eric nordstrom told the oversight committee. >> i was criticized and somehow it was my responsibility to come up with a plan on the ground and not the responsibility for ds. i raised that specific point in a meeting with the ds director in march, that 60 days, there was no plan and it was hope that everything would get better. >> let's go now to foreign affairs reporter elise labott. this was quite a heated hearing. >> it was. basically there was so much political grandstanding, don, it was really hard to get at what was really important that eric nordstrom and lieutenant colonel andy wood, the top security support team official saying, listen, we kept talking to the state department, asking them for resources and we got the feeling that until there was an attack, we weren't going to get any resources. eric nordstrom, finishing that quote you just put up there saying, look, how thin does the ice have to be before someone falls through? a lot of charges yesterday. but a lot of interesting information coming out. >> i'm sure the
CW
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm CDT
congressional hearing. into the benghazi attack that killed u-s ambassador, chris stevens and three other americans. intially the white house claimed the attack was due to spontaneous outrage over a you- tube video. that claim has since been withdrawn. the state department says the attack was clearly the work of terroristsall sides did agree that the embassy was out- gunned. at the time of the attack, there were only five security agents at the compound. critics say, better security measures could have saved lives. just ahead claims for unemployment benefits plunge. and, still to come this midday. why staying warm this fall and winter will mean a more expensive heating bill. >> the soldiers are teaming up with jordan's military. training them. >> turkish military intercepted passenger plane from syria. they forced the plane to land. authorities say they needed to see the equipment. 30 passengers were aboard the flight. the nobel prize for literature has been awarded to a beloved chinese author. he is being honored for work that intertwines fantasy and everyday life. the nobel prize award
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